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  • Date:16 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Banks's Stadium
  • Attendance:6,015
Brighton are champions
  • Butler (10)
    Butler (10)
  • Calderon (5) Murray (46)
    Bennett (89)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Glenn Murray on Richard Taundry. Oliver Lancashire takes the direct free kick.

94mins

Inigo Calderon fouled by Jonathan Macken, the ref awards a free kick. Tommy Elphick takes the direct free kick.

93mins

Corner taken by Tom Williams.

92mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Glenn Murray goes wide of the right-hand post.

90mins

Alan Navarro replaces Elliott Bennett.

90mins

Elliott Bennett fires in a goal from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Walsall 1-3 Brighton.

88mins

Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save made by Jimmy Walker.

87mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Glenn Murray. Jimmy Walker restarts play with the free kick.

85mins

Elliott Bennett takes a outswinging corner.

85mins

Chris Wood is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Oliver Lancashire.

84mins

Jonathan Macken takes a shot. Comfortable save by Casper Ankergren.

84mins

The ball is swung over by Elliott Bennett, save by Jimmy Walker.

83mins

Elliott Bennett decides to take a short corner.

79mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam El-Abd by Emanuel Jorge Ledesma. Emanuel Jorge Ledesma sent off. Casper Ankergren takes the free kick.

78mins

Emanuel Jorge Ledesma has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

76mins

(Brighton) makes a substitution, with Chris Wood coming on for Ashley Barnes.

75mins

Ashley Barnes fouled by Marco Gbarssin, the ref awards a free kick. Marco Gbarssin is given a yellow card. Free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.

73mins

Elliott Bennett challenges Jonathan Macken unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Emanuel Jorge Ledesma from the free kick.

72mins

The referee blows for offside against Glenn Murray. Darren Byfield on for Jordan Cook. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.

70mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Emanuel Jorge Ledesma played to the near post, Marc Laird takes a shot.

69mins

Elliott Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Julian Gray. Direct free kick taken by Tom Williams.

68mins

Oliver Lancashire replaces Clayton McDonald.

66mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Dicker on Marco Gbarssin. Free kick taken by Andy Butler.

64mins

The referee blows for offside. Tom Williams takes the free kick.

63mins

Craig Noone joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Sparrow.

61mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes by Julian Gray. Direct free kick taken by Inigo Calderon.

60mins

Matthew Richards goes off and Emanuel Jorge Ledesma comes on.

59mins

Marco Gbarssin concedes a free kick for a foul on Glenn Murray. Free kick crossed right-footed by Elliott Bennett from left wing, clearance by Marco Gbarssin.

58mins

Unfair challenge on Julian Gray by Glenn Murray results in a free kick. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.

55mins

Corner taken by Julian Gray from the left by-line to the near post, Marcos Painter makes a clearance.

54mins

Centre by Jordan Cook, Casper Ankergren makes a save.

52mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line, clearance by Marco Gbarssin.

52mins

Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett, clearance made by Marco Gbarssin.

51mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Elphick by Julian Gray. Matthew Sparrow takes the free kick.

50mins

Richard Taundry sends in a cross.

47mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Elliott Bennett, Glenn Murray finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Walsall 1-2 Brighton.Assist by Elliott Bennett.

46mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Richards, Glenn Murray makes a clearance.

45mins

The ball is sent over by Tom Williams.

44mins

Ashley Barnes is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

40mins

Elliott Bennett takes a shot. Jimmy Walker makes a comfortable save.

38mins

Marc Laird gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Dicker. Casper Ankergren takes the direct free kick.

38mins

Centre by Jordan Cook, clearance made by Marcos Painter.

34mins

Tom Williams has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

33mins

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Richards from the right by-line played to the near post, Ashley Barnes manages to make a clearance.

33mins

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Macken by Adam El-Abd results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jordan Cook from right wing, clearance by Glenn Murray.

31mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Elliott Bennett by Marco Gbarssin. Elliott Bennett takes the direct free kick.

30mins

Marcos Painter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Cook. Richard Taundry takes the free kick.

29mins

Centre by Marcos Painter.

28mins

The official flags Ashley Barnes offside. Jimmy Walker takes the indirect free kick.

26mins

Corner crossed in by Matthew Richards.

22mins

Marcos Painter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Cook. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

21mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Elliott Bennett.

18mins

The ball is crossed by Jordan Cook.

17mins

A cross is delivered by Inigo Calderon, clearance made by Marco Gbarssin.

16mins

The ball is swung over by Inigo Calderon, clearance made by Clayton McDonald.

10mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Richards from the left by-line to the near post, Andy Butler scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Walsall 1-1 Brighton.The assistant referee signals for offside against Elliott Bennett. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.

10mins

Corner taken by Matthew Richards from the left by-line to the near post, Andy Butler scores a headed goal from close range. Walsall 1-1 Brighton.The official flags Elliott Bennett offside. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick. Jimmy Walker is cautioned.

9mins

Marco Gbarssin concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Dicker. Free kick taken by Gary Dicker.

8mins

Andy Butler concedes a free kick for a foul on Elliott Bennett. Free kick taken by Elliott Bennett.

6mins

Matthew Sparrow takes a shot. Save by Jimmy Walker. Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett to the near post, Inigo Calderon scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Walsall 0-1 Brighton.Elliott Bennett provided the assist for the goal.

5mins

Glenn Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Taundry. Free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

3mins

Effort from outside the penalty area by Elliott Bennett goes wide left of the goal.

2mins

Ashley Barnes takes a shot. Save made by Jimmy Walker.

Match Preview

Lescott missing for Saddlers Aaron Lescott is again Walsall`s only absentee as manager Dean Smith looks to spoil Brighton`s promotion party and bolster the Midlands club`s survival ambitions. The defender has been missing since the goalless draw at Swindon on March 5, with his knee ligament strain proving to be more troublesome than first anticipated. But there is a chance Lescott may be back in contention over the Easter period, although Smith will not gamble on his fitness at such a crucial stage of the season. The Saddlers climbed out of the relegation zone after Tuesday`s dramatic 3-2 win over Brentford and are eying back-to-back league wins for the first time since August. However, they know their task will not be easy against a Brighton side who secured promotion to the Championship in midweek and will clinch the League One title with victory at the Banks`s Stadium. Gordon Greer and Jim McNulty are the only absentees for Brighton as they attempt to seal the League One title. The Seagulls clinched promotion with five games to spare in a thrilling 4-3 win over Dagenham on Tuesday night and boss Gus Poyet has no new injury worries. Skipper Greer serves the second game of his four-match ban for his second red card of the season against Sheffield Wednesday last weekend. Tommy Elphick returned at centre-half in Greer's absence and should keep his place. Full-back McNulty is still recovering from ankle surgery and will not figure again this season. Albion will be crowned champions with a victory or if second-placed Southampton fail to better their result at home to Bristol Rovers.

Formation:442Manager: Dean Smith

Walsall

Formation: 442Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Brighton

  • Jimmy Walker
  • Richard Taundry
  • Clayton McDonald
  • Andy Butler
  • Tom Williams
  • Jordan Cook
  • Marc Laird
  • Marco Gbarssin
  • Matthew Richards
  • Jonathan Macken
  • Julian Gray
  • SUBS
  • David Bevan
  • Darryl Westlake
  • Oliver Lancashire
  • Darren Byfield
  • Alex Nicholls
  • William Grigg
  • Emanuel Jorge Ledesma

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Match Report

Seagulls crowned champions Brighton sealed the League One title with a comfortable 3-1 win over relegation-threatened Walsall. The Seagulls flew in to a sixth-minute lead when skipper Inigo Calderon stooped low to head in a corner from Elliott Bennett. But Walsall threatened a surprise when their skipper Andy Butler headed his second goal of the season after 11 minutes. Tommy Elphick sliced a clearance high in to the air and the Saddlers defender headed home. It took Brighton only two minutes at the start of the second half to regain their lead, when top scorer Glenn Murray rising unchallenged to head in his 22nd goal of the season from Bennett's corner. Any hope Walsall had of saving the game were ended when Emmanuel Ledesma, playing against his former club, was shown a red card for a two-footed challenge on Brighton defender Adam El-Abd. Brighton were comfortably in control when home goalkeeper Jimmy Walker kept out a drive from Murray, but in stoppage time Bennett burst forward to hammer a right-foot drive which flew past Walker as the Seagulls made it 11 wins in their last 12 games.

Form Guide

    LDWDLW
  • Walsall
  • VS
  • Brighton
  • WWWDWW

Last Meetings

  • Brighton
  • 2 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 28/08/2010
  • Walsall
  • 1 - 2
  • Brighton
  • 16/01/2010
  • Brighton
  • 0 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 08/08/2009
  • Walsall
  • 3 - 0
  • Brighton
  • 17/03/2009
  • Brighton
  • 0 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 20/09/2008
  • Walsall
  • 1 - 2
  • Brighton
  • 11/03/2008

Top Scorers

Walsall

  • J Macken 8
  • J Gray 8
  • M Richards 8
  • A Nicholls 5
  • W Grigg 3
  • D Byfield 2
  • A Butler 2
  • E Smith 2
  • A Lescott 1
  • P Marshall 1
  • J Cook 1
  • E Ledesma 1
  • D Westlake 1

Brighton

  • G Murray 21
  • A Barnes 12
  • I Calderon 6
  • E Bennett 5
  • C Wood 4
  • M Sparrow 3
  • G Dicker 2
  • L Bridcutt 2
  • C Noone 2
  • F Sandaza 2
  • A El-Abd 1
  • T Elphick 1
  • M Painter 1

Goals

Walsall

    • Total goals 117
    • Goals per game 50
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 15 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Brighton

    • Total goals 144
    • Goals per game 77
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 10 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 10 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 12 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 13 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 12 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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